Someone Got the Powerball Math All Wrong in This Viral Photo Circulating on Facebook
It's an interesting thought about what the money from the Powerball jackpot could do, but it's totally wrong because someone flunked basic math in school.
This post is circulating on Facebook making the point that if a $1.3 billion jackpot were split evenly with everyone in the US, we'd all get $4.33 million. They might want to check that math though. Go ahead. It should only take you about 10 seconds to find the real answer.
Got it? Yeah. Decimals. Math is hard.
If you split the $1.3 billion jackpot evenly with a US population of 800 million, we wouldn't all get $4.33 million. We'd all get $4.33. That's right. Less than a Lincoln. Poverty won't be helped anytime soon by a generous jackpot winner.
However, if you really would like to help poverty with no math involved other than counting some spare change, CARE is a wonderful organization that is fighting the good fight and trying to make poverty a thing of the past. If everyone in the world donated $4.33 then $1.3 billion would go to help poverty, all for less than a Lincoln for everyone.
Think about that.